Monday, January 21, 2013

Food for thought.

In order to stay alive, a language has to be ready to adapt to all changes in society. So recent years have seen me frantically looking up the dictionary to find the Irish words for DVD, surfing the internet and social networks.
Gone are the days of
Bhí Mamaí ag déanamh caca milis sa chistin.
Today we were covering the strand unit of
Ag siopadóireacht/shopping. The children were putting their new vocabulary into sentences.

Chuaigh mé= I went.
One of my bright sparks came up with
Chuaigh mé go dtí Tesco's agus cheannaigh mé burgair capaill!

As the class burst out laughing I took out my yearly scheme and I ticked off
  • Competence and Confidence in using Language
Well I figure if you can take a current topic, use whatever vocabulary you have to come up with a smart-assed quip to make your peers laugh, then the Irish language is not dead yet.